Evidence of malonyl radical controlled oscillations in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction (malonic acid-bromate-cerium system)

Horst Dieter Försterling, Szilvia Murányi, Zoltán Noszticzius

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Abstract

In the original theory of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction it is assumed that the oscillations are exclusively controlled by bromide ions. We have observed oscillations in the malonic acid-bromate-cerium-sulfuric acid system that cannot be explained by bromide control. We conclude that the oscillations are controlled by malonyl radicals instead of bromide in these cases. A new model ("Radicalator") is presented which is based on radical control of the BZ reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2915-2921
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Volume94
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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